John McCain: wartime hero, peacetime coward

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Donald Trump made a stupid comment about John McCain, blah blah blah.  That doesn't interest me.  What does interest me is that every time we want to say something critical of John McCain, we always have to preface it with "John McCain, who was a war hero" (which he was).  But that's only half his record.  In peacetime he has done such incredible economic, social, and national security damage to this country that I think he should be addressed as "John McCain, wartime hero and peacetime coward."

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In 1992, he voted to extend the law requiring bilingual ballots liberal position

Sponsored and voted in favor of the 2006 amnesty bill including a path to citizenship liberal position

Voted against an amendment providing extra funds to construct fencing along the southwest border with a spending offset in 2006 liberal position

Voted against an amendment barring gang members, terrorists, and other criminals from obtaining legal status in 2007 liberal position

Voted in favor of the Gang of 8 Amnesty Bill in 2013.

McCain has endangered our national security time and time again by refusing to secure the border, and refusing to stand up to La Raza.  He, like Jeb Bush, wants to massively import one ethnic group at the expense of all the others in a bid to change the ethnic balance of this country – a group, I might add, that for the most part has done little to assimilate (hence the need for bilingual ballots).

One of his most notorious strikes against conservatives came in the form of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill in 2002.

He's come out against free speech – free political speech, which is the most important speech of all.  How heroic is that?  McCain went to Vietnam to fight for our liberties, but when he came back, he worked to curtail them!

Voted against a Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage in 2004[.]

Even back in 2004 he was afraid of incurring the wrath of the gay lobby.

In 2001, he was the only Republican to oppose Bush’s $1.35 trillion tax cut.  During the same debate, he opposed an effort to further cut the capital gains tax rate.

Another cowardly act.

In 2003, McCain was one of a few Republicans to vote to join the Kyoto protocols, which called for reducing energy output in order to comply with global warming standards. Voted to confirm Gina McCarthy to be Administrator of the EPA in 2013. She has since promulgated job-killing energy regulations on power plants. 

When McCain was running for president in 2007, he gave an energy policy speech in which he called our use of oil “a serious threat to our security, our economy and the well-being of our planet.”  He also said that global warming was "a serious and urgent economic, environmental and national security challenge" and “not a Hollywood invention.”

This is brave?  Throwing in with the radical environmental nut-jobs?  This is cowardly.  McCain was afraid of displeasing the liberal media.  He wants to be invited on the Sunday talk shows, and to be part of the clubby D.C. ways.  He wants to be liked.  This is not bravery.

Although he did not support the passage of Obamacare, Senator McCain has not voted with conservatives on the issue of health care. In fact, it is the opposite. In October of 2013, McCain voted to keep funding for Obamacare.

This is not bravery, either.

McCain is worthy of criticism.  Because Donald Trump isn't very smart and he's only been a conservative for a few weeks, he attacked McCain in a stupid way.  But in every way this wartime hero has been a peacetime coward, caving into the liberal special interests in D.C. over the financial and national security interests of his constituents.

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